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4 slices of Texas toast 14 ounces roasted turkey breast, sliced thick 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 16 ounces heavy cream ½ cup of Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste 4 slices of thick-cut bacon, cooked until chewy but not crisp Paprika, for garnish Parsley, for garnish



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the crusts off all four pieces of bread. Cut two of the slices in half from corner to corner to form triangles. Place one whole piece of bread in an oven-safe dish. Then arrange two of the triangles on each side. Repeat with the remaining bread in a second oven-safe dish.

Prepare the bread


Divide the turkey breast equally among the two sandwiches. Top all four toast points with a tomato half. Place the sandwiches in the oven and bake until the turkey meat is heated through and the toast is golden, about 10 minutes.

Top with turkey and tomatoes


In the meantime, melt the butter in a large saucepan. Slowly whisk in the flour until both are combined and it forms a roux. Continue to cook the roux for two minutes over medium‑low heat, stirring frequently.

Melt the butter


Whisk in the heavy cream and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the cream and thicken


Remove the sauce from the heat and slowly whisk in the Pecorino Romano cheese until the sauce is smooth. Add the nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add cheese and nutmeg


Next, pour one-half of the Mornay sauce over one sandwich, completely covering the dish. Repeat over the second sandwich. Garnish both sandwiches with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Cross two pieces of the bacon on top.

Top with sauce and bacon


Place the sandwiches under a broiler until the cheese begins to brown and bubble and the bacon is crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Remove the sandwiches from the broiler. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Broil and serve

Nutrition Info


2 sandwiches


382 kcal per sandwich


17 g per sandwich


30g per sandwich

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